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Established in 1997 to galvanize volunteerism on a regular basis, A Time to Help stages monthly projects to aid the needy and promote unity in metro Detroit.

Since then, more than 200 monthly projects have been completed by thousands of volunteers, ranging from building houses, delivering meals, beautifying city streets, running adoption fairs, repairing homeless shelters, packing food, and hosting an annual Christmas party to a shelter for battered women.

Mitch Albom and WJR co-host Ken Brown lead each monthly project, usually held on Saturdays between 9AM – noon. Volunteers can sign up for one, two or all, and there are no requirements, except that, for most events, volunteers should be at least 18 years of age. Older teenagers can come if accompanied by at least one adult supervisor for every four of them.

Do you have a suggestion for a project, or have a question about volunteering? Contact us at atimetohelp.detroit@gmail.com.

A Time to Help Motown Soup to Start the Year

A Time to Help Motown Soup to Start the Year

Motown Soup is a volunteer-driven nonprofit that produces and sells products such as soup and dips to benefit homeless shelters, soup kitchens and food pantries. SAY Detroit has been the proud recipient of funding from the organization the past few years to support our meal program for area youth who attend the SAY Play Center at Lipke Park. The project will involve packaging soup mixes and other items to help restock and replenish Motown Soup’s shelves.

Date: Saturday, February 5

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Clean-up will begin shortly after 11:30 am.)

Where: Motown Soup in the lower level of Trinity Lutheran Church, 45160 Van Dyke Ave., Utica, MI (corner of Hall Road and Van Dyke) | Map | Look for our ATTH sign, which will be outside the door.

Parking: Free parking in lot adjacent to the church.

Volunteers Needed: 25

Attire/Other Info: All volunteers will be outfitted in aprons, hair nets/caps and food safety gloves on location. Face coverings (masks) are required. Please don’t attend if you have been exposed to COVID-19 within the past 14 days, meaning two weeks before the project, and don’t attend if you don’t feel well (but please unregister on CERVIS). This is a registration-only event on CERVIS.

Sign up via our CERVIS form here.

Questions: atimetohelp.detroit@gmail.com

NEWS

Serving Hope at Motown Soup

Serving Hope at Motown Soup

A Time to Help volunteers returned to a familiar project Saturday (Oct. 16) to help a likeminded volunteer-driven nonprofit: Motown Soup. Working in the lower level of Trinity Lutheran Church on Van Dyke Ave., more than two dozen volunteers filled dry soup, mixes...

Updated: July A Time to Help Event.

Updated: July A Time to Help Event.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will be changing the event location from Parker Village aquaponics farm and urban garden project to Detroit Goodfellows, which was ATTH’s original June project that had to be cancelled due to extreme flooding that day. Registered participants need not change their registration.

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